Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > Summer celebration takes place today, former Patriots players to attend
Summer celebration takes place today, former Patriots players to attend

Posted 6/23/2011   Updated 6/24/2011 Email story   Print story


by Sarah Olaciregui
66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

6/23/2011 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Heroes Homecoming and Summer Bash will take place June 24, beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, near the base clinic.

The celebration will begin with a pep rally-style event to welcome home approximately 30 men and women who have returned from deployment in the past six months. Personnel being honored during Heroes Homecoming range in rank from airman 1st class to colonel and have served all over the globe in a variety of roles.

Former New England Patriots players, Bill Lenkaitis, who played 10 seasons with the team while practicing dentistry, and Randy Vataha, a wide receiver who spent six seasons with the team, will be in attendance to welcome the heroes home.

Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds, Electronic Systems Center commander, has declared Memorial Park as an alternate duty location for Hanscom personnel from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Immediately following Heroes Homecoming, Summer Bash will begin. Starting at 3:45 p.m. festivities will include: Hanscom Kids Dance Crew and Recycled Trash Fashion Show, live entertainment from X-Band and Afterburner and more. Activities will end at 6:30 p.m.

Due to weather, the fireworks show has been postponed to a later date.

Anyone who has base access is invited to take part in the free festivities.

For additional information about Heroes Homecoming, contact Sarah Olaciregui in the 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs Office at 781-377-4467.

For more information about Summer Bash visit www.hanscomservices.com

No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
Air Force acquisition lead moves to MITRE

Improving mission planning via the Hanscom MilCloud

Upcoming fraud working group to highlight current issues

Securing the future by Bending the Cost Curve

Global Broadcast Service: the military's 'direct TV', now available in a rucksack

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
Turkeys distributed to Airmen  |  VIDEO

Winter driving in New England  |  VIDEO

Gmytrasiewicz encourages graduates to 'take care of your troops'

Hanscom recognizes military families   |  VIDEO

Thanksgiving food preparation and safety tips

Gate improvement project under way

Senior NCOs set goal to collect 300 turkeys, hams for those in need

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

FSS announces winter fitness assessments schedules

Still time to donate to CFC

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes  1

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
Veterans Day is a day to celebrate and honor

Choosing to live

Snack all day, get tooth decay

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Nov. 20

Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Nov. 13

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Laying the foundation for future AF, Coast Guard enlisted leaders

Command chief focused on mission, careers of Airmen

From Army Air Corps to U.S. Air Force, 71-years and counting

Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act